Guides to Local Worship

During Lawrence University Welcome Week and for the following two weeks, various community churches and places of worship will be providing a walking or driving guide to help students locate the faith services that they may be seeking.  This is a simple service to introduce new or returning students to the places where they might spend time in spiritual reflection, and also allows those places of worship to send a friendly host who can answer questions about a particular location and the services offered. 

Many locations are within walking distance from Lawrence, and others are just a short drive.  Church provided shuttles and walking guides will be available on September 10, September 17, and September 24.  Please see below for the times and community partners involved. Guides will pick-up and drop off at the Wriston turnaround, located off of Lawe Street, between Raymond House and the Volunteer Center (VCSC).

ALL SAINT'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
depart 9:30am
return 11:15am
Walking (.4 mile)
www.allsaintsappleton.org

MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
depart 9:40am
return 11:15am
Walking (.2 mile)
www.mpcappleton.org

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST OF APPLETON
depart TBD
return TBD
Walking (.7 mile)
www.firstcongoappleton.org

ST. MARY'S CHURCH
depart TBD
return TBD
www.stmaryparish.org

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
depart 9:30am
return 11:15am
Walking (.1 mile)
www.emmanuel-umc.org

FOX VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
depart 10:15am
return 12noon
Driving
www.fvuuf.org

FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN
depart TBD
return TBD
Walking (.5 mile)
www.felc.com
 

Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports the Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and the staff of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.  The council includes students and employees from the University community. Members of the council do NOT represent particular student organizations, but they interact closely with them.  The council constituted to include representatives from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, including atheism and humanism as well as a variety of spiritual practices. 

The Multifaith Council meets regularly to accomplish the following:

  • Provide advice and council to the Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
  • Engage in interfaith dialogue among the members of the council
  • Envision, plan, and provide a multifaith program for the campus community once a term

To apply to be a member of the council, please complete this form

TAIZE

Taize worship services are a partnership between Lawrence and All Saints Episcopal church. Taize worship services are ecumenical Christian services that follow a rhythm of simple chants, silence, and scripture.  These meditative services take place in the candle-lit sanctuary.  The next service is May 21 at All Saints Church.

Intersections

Intersections are an opportunity to explore the spaces where our spiritual lives and work/study/activities intersect.  Various persons from across campus lead a three or four week series that is open to any member of the Lawrence community. While Intersections are grounded in a particular tradition and experience, the explorations are open to all regardless of background. We will usually follow a pattern of one large introductory session with an invitation for a smaller group to make the commitment to go deeper in a 3 - 4 week experience.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of working with Dean Morgan-Clement to explore an intersection, please set a time to talk about your idea.

Our most recent Intersections program was, Buddhist Meditation.

4th Friday Soup & Salad


Fourth Friday for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
We will be continuing this popular program in the fall. Please check back for details.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fourth Friday is a monthly lunch for employees of Lawrence University encouraging thoughtful discussion of current topics.  Soup and Salad will be provided, no reservations are required.  Please check this site for the most current information, and visit the Facebook LU Spirit Space for the topic of discussion.

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Salads at Sabin
    12:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Please join us for a healthy potluck of salads and fixins. We provide the lettuce, dressing, plates and diningware...guests provide the additional items. Mondays, June 26 July 10, 17, 24, 31 (We will skip the week of Independence Day) August 7, 14, 21. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Jumma Prayers
    1:30pm Sabin House 225 - Group Room
    Join Muslim students in this end of the week prayer time. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Shabbat Services
    5:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join LU's Hillel student group and enjoy blessings, challah and good company as you enter into the weekend. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • 4th Friday Soup and Salad
    12:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Open to Faculty and Staff, this lunch series requires no reservation. Join your LU colleagues to discuss a different topic each week. Topics will be shared via the Spiritual and Religious Life webpage. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Break the Fast
    4:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room & Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    The Lawrence community is welcome to the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life to Break the Fast being observed during Yom Kippur. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Reading by Will Schwalbe
    6:30pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    Reading by Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club, and Books for Living This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Taize Worship Service
    7:30pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Join students staff and faculty in a candlelit ecumenical Christian worship service which includes song, chants and scripture. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

  • Memorial Service for Laura Van Asten
    10:00am Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis) & Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    Memorial Service for Laura Van Asten. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

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